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February 25, 2012 2:06:12 AM

Hey guys, everytime I play a game or watch a high end movie, my laptop decides to shut down on me, I cleaned it out yesterday which has improved the FPS Dropping issues I was having, but now it just randomly shuts down about 5-10 minutes into playing Street Fighter IV or L4D2 and basically crashing when I press Deploy on Battlefield 3.

Specs:

Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce 330M
CPU: Intel Core i5 430M
Ram: 4GB DDR3

Any help would be appreciated, thanks :) 
a c 179 U Graphics card
February 25, 2012 3:47:06 AM

Are you checking your Temps and if you are what are they? How are you cooling the laptop down? I don't know about your GPU it look that it isn't that good so you could be having problems with that as well as temps.

Please repost and we will see what we can do to help here is some info on your GPU.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100216220...
February 25, 2012 12:08:05 PM

DM186 said:
Are you checking your Temps and if you are what are they? How are you cooling the laptop down? I don't know about your GPU it look that it isn't that good so you could be having problems with that as well as temps.

Please repost and we will see what we can do to help here is some info on your GPU.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100216220...


How do I exactly check the temperatures?
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February 26, 2012 5:04:59 AM

DM186 said:
Here is MSI Afterburner. You down load it and you will be able check your temps or frame rates, set your fan speed and even OC you GPU's Also look fot the user's guid and down load both so you know how to ust MSI Afterburner.

http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm

http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/images/Afterburner...


Well.. I've downloaded it, and been monitoring my temperatures during gameplay, and about 5 minutes into gameplay it gets to about 90c+ Temperature.
a c 88 U Graphics card
February 26, 2012 5:40:47 AM

you are definately overheating there , have a look at the vents and fan area and give them a good clean , there could be a build up of dust that is restricting the air flow to cool your gpu/cpu
Always play on a hard flat surface and not on your lap or bed as this can also cause restrictions to ventilation.
Buying a laptop cooling pad/base is a good soloution also , I recomend you use one especially if you choose to game , you can pick one up at many electronic stores or even on ebay.
a c 179 U Graphics card
February 26, 2012 11:56:47 PM

Zeksta said:
Well.. I've downloaded it, and been monitoring my temperatures during gameplay, and about 5 minutes into gameplay it gets to about 90c+ Temperature.


Ya you have a overheating problem and for it to climb to 90c in five min is not good. Your temps should never ever go over 80c. That is my rule of thumb. I would follow monsta advise.

I have a loptop and I use a chill mat under it and I got it for 15 dollars at walmart store and my temps stay in the mid 60c's. Ya clean it out and again do what was advised.

I just hope you haven't done any real damage to it. Let us know how things turn out because I am curious and I wish you good luck on this.
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